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Netanyahu Hails ‘Great Friend’ Milei for Moving Argentinian Embassy to Jerusalem

More bad optics here, as the new Argentinian leader visits Israel and it’s embattled leader Netanyahu who are currently under investigation for genocide in the International Courts of Justice in The Hague.

Argentina joins the United States in the highly inflammatory move of moving the country’s embassy to Jerusalem.

The Cradle reports…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Argentinian President Javier Milei on 7 February, thanking the newly elected leader for moving his nation’s embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.

“I’m delighted to welcome you, President Milei, and your delegation to Israel. You’re a great friend of the Jewish state. We are delighted with your decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move your diplomatic post there, and also, of course, an embassy,” Netanyahu said.

“We know that the greatest challenge to peace in our area, but also in yours, is Iran. And we appreciate the cooperation that we are doing with you in security and diplomacy … Your stalwart support for Israel in so many forms is deeply, deeply appreciated. Welcome to Jerusalem. Welcome, friend,” the Israeli premier added.

Milei arrived in Israel on Tuesday, pledging to move Argentina’s embassy to occupied Jerusalem and highlighting Buenos Aires’ support for Israel’s “right to self-defense” in Gaza, where the Israeli army has massacred over 27,000 Palestinians – nearly two-thirds of whom are women and children.

“I have been committed since day one to making sure that my first diplomatic visit as president would be to the State of Israel. Here I am, keeping my promise now,” Milei said upon his arrival to Tel Aviv, adding that his visit is a “concrete testimony to the commitment we’ve had from the very first day of the terrorist attack by Hamas on 7 October.”

Argentina had “not only condemned the terrorist actions by Hamas,” he continued, “but also expressed our solidarity with the State of Israel and have continued to support Israel’s right to legitimate self-defense in this context.”

Milei also pledged to list the Palestinian resistance group Hamas as a “terrorist organization”…

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